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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

125535-1 and TL 24 AUG 1986

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Views of The Bag restaurant and tavern, 116 Free Street (southeast corner of Free Street and Oak Street). The Bag was in business until 1985, when it was replaced at the same address by Ruby's Choice.

Left photo: Left to right- Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Materson, of Cape Elizabeth; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Emerson, Jr., of Bath, at a Portland Symphony Orchestra event at The Bag.
Photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 12 May 1974.

Right photo: Exterior view of 116 Free Street, as the building was remodeled from having been The Bag, into its life as Ruby's Choice restaurant, in 1985.
Photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 24 August 1986.

See Additional Files link, below for the 1982 Menu from The Bag.

The Bag 1982.pdf (12008 kB)
The Bag MENU - 1982


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Free Street, Menu


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Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.